Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Neko Case


band members

Justine Wahlin,Guitar and Vocals


Influences

Nancy Sinatra, Jane Tyrell, Gillian Welsh, Patty Griffin


Unearthed artists we like

Juzzie Smith, And us, Rita B, Dylan Hartas, Matt Thomson


Bio

"..almost like a young Peggy lee doing lonely cowgirl songs. Such a clean and effortless voice.. like listening to an old record but live..."zvonko jovicic

Quietly writing and performing her unique and haunting alt country/folk songs to a growing following over the last 10 years and with her award winning debut album ” A Long Way From Home” released in 2015, Justine has emerged an artist with a great deal to offer among the poets and misfits. Her wonderfully transfixing solo performances are at once heart wrenching and uplifting and certainly not to be missed.

2017 was a busy year with Justine’s debut Album “A Long Way from Home” taking out the Anthony Lycenco Best album award at the 2017 ARMAs (Australian Roots Music Awards) in Nimbin, pipping 4 considerably more established artists in this genre at the post. Justine performed at both Tamworth Country and Nimbin roots Festivals as well touring in her birth country Sweden to promote “A Long Way From Home.” Sydney performances included shows with backing band “MiniRhino,” a musical collaboration with Michael Ward, Dylan Hartas and Glen Schollum that has been described as;

“…A fresh psychedelic folk take on Justine’s haunting songs with high points that took my breath away.” Sean O’Shannesy.

In 2018 Justine released her next single, “Bird Song” with a stunning video release produced by Michael carpenter. Celebrating and promoting this release she joined Melbourne roots artist Alison Ferrier on her NSW tour to play shows along the NSW south coast, Sydney, Dangar Island and Maitland to delighted capacity rooms. Justine was also invited to support Frank Sultana on one of his successful Sydney tours.

2019 heralds the release of Justine’s second full length album “A Pair of Dreamers” through Red Shelf Records. Produced by independent musician and producer Paul Greene, this album has been a year in the making and a represents the best of 2 years writing. In “A Pair of Dreamers” the songs have been captured beautifully in an effortless raw simplicity that honours the rich lyrical content through a mixture of live takes and more layered studio work. This album showcases the maturing not only of Justine’s song writing but also her rich and unique voice.

“A Lovely Record” William Bowden

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

04 May 2018

Triple J
35

Haunting vocals in this song are really captivating.

Haunting vocals in this song are really captivating.